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Korean Military School in Hastings
|Address||800 N. Turner Ave., Hastings NE 68901-7696|
|Local Address||800 N. Turner Ave., Hastings NE68901-7696|
- Pak Yong-man, Cho Jin-chan, Baek Il-kyu, Kim Hyeon-gu, Kim Ryeo-sik, Kim Jang-ho, and others established the Young Korean Military School in Hastings within Hastings University, Nebraska and trained cadets from June 1910 to August 1914. Opening in June 1909 on Kearney Farm, owned by Cho Jin-chan, with thirteen students, it moved to Hastings University the following year. The total number of registered students grew to 170. The operating fees of the Korean Military School were covered by farming twenty acres of land provided by Hastings University. The school instilled the spirit of Korean independence and national consciousness through not only military training but by teaching the Bible, sciences, English, Korean, medicine, theater, sports, and extracurricular activities.